Saturday, November 12, 2011

So much News!

Where to start. I have just book flights to LA for CHA for next. I got up at 2.30am Tuesday morning and managed to book into two Tim Holtz classes during CHA. I was so excited that I couldn't go back to sleep. Now the count down begins and the panic, as I work out what I have to do before I leave. My lovely son Josh will be traveling with me this time and I am thrilled to have him with me. For some other news.
Imainarium Designs is having a design team call. I have copied the information from their blog onto mine.
We are adding to our Design Team
and we would love for YOU to apply!!!!
We are looking for Australian and International, talented Scrapbookers that can work magic with Imaginarium Designs chipboard.
We are looking for artists who create Scrapbook Pages, Cards, Mixed Media Projects, Off the Page Projects plus LOVE what they do!
Any styles are welcomed .... simple, arty, shabby chic, mainstream ..... we welcome it all!
The term will be running from January 2012 – December 2012
If you would like to apply and join our wonderful team we would love to receive your application.
What we would like from our Design Team:
- a personal style that shows the versatility of Imaginarium Designs chipboard
- a blog and online galleries to promote Imaginarium Designs
- the creation of a minimum of 2 projects a month
- one written tutorial every couple of months
- social media participation
- you may be asked to participite in Blog hops
- great photography skills to show off your projects
- supply projects to appear at promotional events such as fairs throughout the year.

What you can expect from Imaginarium Designs:
- a regular supply of Imaginarium Designs chipboard
- promotion of your projects on the ID blog, through social media and at fairs
- support from the fabulous team at Imaginarium Designs!
How to apply:
Please send your Design Team Application to:
with the following:
1. A link to your blog with the most recent post being 10 of your favourite projects featuring chipboard - you do not need to use Imaginarium Designs Chipboard but your projects MUST show a versatile use of chipboard. They do not need to be new or unseen projects - they need to be your favourites! ****Create a NEW Single Blog Post showing TEN chipboard projects****
2. Tell us your favorite way to use chipboard
3. Tell us a little something about yourself including any design team history
4. A link to your online galleries
5. Your name, address, telephone number and email address
The Design Team Call is open as of Tuesday November 8th and will close end of day (Australian time) on Monday December 12th.
The new Design Team will be notified shortly after and start the new term January 1st 2012.
Please feel free to apply. I have a link to their blog on my left side bar.
On the Graphic 45 blog one of my projects is being shown today.
Graphic 45

I love the new boxes and tin from Graphic 45. I have always had a fascination for boxes with things inside. I think it’s the surprise element of not knowing what’s inside that gets me every time. I also have lots of children, 5 in fact, one with a disability and one with learning difficulties which she has inherited from me!. So when I saw the tin with the album inside I decided to make an educational game which will help children with fractions or fractious fractions as I call them.
For the outside of the tin I used an image from Bedtime Stories which I adhered to one of chipboard album circles. I inked a black clock from Imaginarium Designs and glued it to the lid. I added ribbon to the rim of the lid. A strip of the alphabet from Building Blocks adhered to the rim of the bottom of the tin finished it off nicely.
I used the album circles as a template to cut circles out of chipboard. I covered each chipboard circle with pattered papers from the new” An ABC Primer range from Graphic 45. I then worked out which one I wanted to cut in half, quarters, eights and sixteenths. I cut the cardboard album in the tin into circles to use as a base for each fraction set. Graphic 45 now has stamps to match each collection. I stamped images onto the chipboard album circles first. I printed prompts onto cardstock and using the printed cardboard circle from the lid as a template, cut them out and adhered them to the cardboard album circles. I always ink my papers to get rid of the white cut edge. I am loving the new line of ink pads from Graphic 45. They work wonderfully with a sponging block, so I will have to do a tutorial on using them next time.
So now when teaching fractions your child can see how it all fits together. You could make some cards with fractions sums on them for your child to work out like ½ + ¼ + 1/8 + 2/16 = 1
When I teach I used inches. In Australia we use metric so some of my students struggle with the 8ths of an inch or 16ths of an inch measurements. I think I will have to loan out my tin to some students to play with!
Building blocks
Bed Time stories
Grammar school
An ABC primer
Jumping Joan
Games and Playtime
ABC Primer 3 Stamps
Graphic 45 ink pads.
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard – Clock without Hands.
Well that's enough of me, I will post again in another couple of days.

Thanks for Looking


1 comment:

  1. This tin is awesome,creative wise, but also a good idea. Thanks, my 8 year old granddaughter would benefit greatly from this:)